Mary J. Blige Says Her Oscar-Nominated Role for ‘Mudbound’ Actually Cost Her Money

She is arguing against paying Kendu Isaacs any spousal support and blames him for her financial downfall.
Her Oscar-nominated role in “Mudbound” left her with expenses that far outweighed monetary compensation for the film.
It’s been necessary to seek out new projects to earn income.
The roles in TV and film have not been lucrative and are instead intended to support her brand and image.
Her main source of income is derived from touring.
She doesn’t own her music catalog.
She’s still paying off the $12 million in debt they accrued as a couple.